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Dan
20-07-2005, 12:50 AM
I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for these
updates?

1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)

2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)

3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*

4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)


*I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?

Carey Frisch [MVP]
20-07-2005, 01:03 AM
Yes to all.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"Dan" wrote:

| I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for these
| updates?
|
| 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
|
| 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
|
| 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
|
| 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)
|
|
| *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?

Dan
20-07-2005, 01:10 AM
Your serious right; not misleading me? OK. I'll install them later.

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Yes to all.
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Dan" wrote:
>
> | I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for these
> | updates?
> |
> | 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
> |
> | 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
> |
> | 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
> |
> | 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)
> |
> |
> | *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?
>

Arioch
20-07-2005, 02:10 AM
Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 ?????
I found that this file totally screwed up both of my PC's

"Dan" wrote:

> Your serious right; not misleading me? OK. I'll install them later.
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
> > Yes to all.
> >
> > --
> > Carey Frisch
> > Microsoft MVP
> > Windows XP - Shell/User
> > Microsoft Newsgroups
> >
> > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
> >
> > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > "Dan" wrote:
> >
> > | I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for these
> > | updates?
> > |
> > | 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
> > |
> > | 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
> > |
> > | 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
> > |
> > | 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)
> > |
> > |
> > | *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?
> >

Dan
20-07-2005, 02:10 AM
Really? How so?

"Arioch" wrote:

> Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 ?????
> I found that this file totally screwed up both of my PC's
>
> "Dan" wrote:
>
> > Your serious right; not misleading me? OK. I'll install them later.
> >
> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> > > Yes to all.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Carey Frisch
> > > Microsoft MVP
> > > Windows XP - Shell/User
> > > Microsoft Newsgroups
> > >
> > > Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
> > >
> > > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > >
> > > "Dan" wrote:
> > >
> > > | I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for these
> > > | updates?
> > > |
> > > | 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
> > > |
> > > | 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
> > > |
> > > | 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
> > > |
> > > | 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)
> > > |
> > > |
> > > | *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?
> > >

Carey Frisch [MVP]
20-07-2005, 02:30 AM
There is nothing wrong with installing .Net Framework.
If installing it caused a problem, it's likely you had other
problems before you installed it.

Many software developer's are using .Net Framework
and you'll eventually need it to install those applications.

Example: ATI requires the installation of .Net Framework
before you can install the latest ATI video drivers.
Ref: http://www.ati.com/

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

"Arioch" wrote:

| Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1 ?????
| I found that this file totally screwed up both of my PC's

Kerry Brown
20-07-2005, 02:40 AM
"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:90DC0C74-BEE5-41C8-885B-EAE5733D75BC@microsoft.com...
> I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for these
> updates?
>
> 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
>
> 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
>
> 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
>
> 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)
>
>
> *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?

They are all optional updates so they are not needed. They may be needed if
your pc is affected. Read the notes and decide for yourself. If your
software that uses .NET 1.1 is working then you already have it installed
and this should not be showing up. There are some security updates for .NET
1.1 that are in critical updates and should be installed. If you install any
of these updates make sure to check for critical updates again after
installing the optional updates. AS OE is part of Windows and may be called
from other programs I recommend doing the OE update.

Kerry

Ted Zieglar
20-07-2005, 03:00 AM
With all due respect to Kerry, given the level of sophistication I discern
(perhaps unjustly) in the OP's question, I would have to agree with Carey
that all these updates should be installed.

The first update may be needed if the OP wants to use FAST to migrate to a
64 bit version of Windows.

The last three add important improvements to Windows. The .net framework is
required by an increasing number of applications and drivers.

--
Ted Zieglar
"You can do it if you try."

"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
news:O2NXyaHjFHA.3148@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:90DC0C74-BEE5-41C8-885B-EAE5733D75BC@microsoft.com...
> > I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for
these
> > updates?
> >
> > 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
> >
> > 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
> >
> > 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
> >
> > 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard (KB831240)
> >
> >
> > *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?
>
> They are all optional updates so they are not needed. They may be needed
if
> your pc is affected. Read the notes and decide for yourself. If your
> software that uses .NET 1.1 is working then you already have it installed
> and this should not be showing up. There are some security updates for
..NET
> 1.1 that are in critical updates and should be installed. If you install
any
> of these updates make sure to check for critical updates again after
> installing the optional updates. AS OE is part of Windows and may be
called
> from other programs I recommend doing the OE update.
>
> Kerry
>
>

Kerry Brown
20-07-2005, 04:00 AM
"Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
news:ueh8fpHjFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> With all due respect to Kerry, given the level of sophistication I discern
> (perhaps unjustly) in the OP's question, I would have to agree with Carey
> that all these updates should be installed.
>
> The first update may be needed if the OP wants to use FAST to migrate to a
> 64 bit version of Windows.
>
> The last three add important improvements to Windows. The .net framework
> is
> required by an increasing number of applications and drivers.
>

With all due respect Ted, Optional means just that optional.

If a program or driver needs .NET it is usually installed as part of the
program's installation or a link is provided to download it. Personally I do
not install it until it is needed. It has some signicant security flaws
unless the critical updates are done. The installation doesn't warn you of
this. If the OP is as unsophisticated as you say it is unlikely they will be
upgrading to 64 bit Windows. So far I have not seen any devices that need
HighMAT support.

Everyone has their own opinions about Windows Updates. I prefer not to
install something until it is needed. It is kind of like the current thread
on leaving your pc on 24/7 :-)

Kerry


> --
> Ted Zieglar
> "You can do it if you try."
>
> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> news:O2NXyaHjFHA.3148@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:90DC0C74-BEE5-41C8-885B-EAE5733D75BC@microsoft.com...
>> > I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for
> these
>> > updates?
>> >
>> > 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
>> >
>> > 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
>> >
>> > 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
>> >
>> > 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard
>> > (KB831240)
>> >
>> >
>> > *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?
>>
>> They are all optional updates so they are not needed. They may be needed
> if
>> your pc is affected. Read the notes and decide for yourself. If your
>> software that uses .NET 1.1 is working then you already have it installed
>> and this should not be showing up. There are some security updates for
> .NET
>> 1.1 that are in critical updates and should be installed. If you install
> any
>> of these updates make sure to check for critical updates again after
>> installing the optional updates. AS OE is part of Windows and may be
> called
>> from other programs I recommend doing the OE update.
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>

Dan
20-07-2005, 11:40 AM
I installed all of them and the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1. I see no
problems right now.


"Kerry Brown" wrote:

> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ueh8fpHjFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> > With all due respect to Kerry, given the level of sophistication I discern
> > (perhaps unjustly) in the OP's question, I would have to agree with Carey
> > that all these updates should be installed.
> >
> > The first update may be needed if the OP wants to use FAST to migrate to a
> > 64 bit version of Windows.
> >
> > The last three add important improvements to Windows. The .net framework
> > is
> > required by an increasing number of applications and drivers.
> >
>
> With all due respect Ted, Optional means just that optional.
>
> If a program or driver needs .NET it is usually installed as part of the
> program's installation or a link is provided to download it. Personally I do
> not install it until it is needed. It has some signicant security flaws
> unless the critical updates are done. The installation doesn't warn you of
> this. If the OP is as unsophisticated as you say it is unlikely they will be
> upgrading to 64 bit Windows. So far I have not seen any devices that need
> HighMAT support.
>
> Everyone has their own opinions about Windows Updates. I prefer not to
> install something until it is needed. It is kind of like the current thread
> on leaving your pc on 24/7 :-)
>
> Kerry
>
>
> > --
> > Ted Zieglar
> > "You can do it if you try."
> >
> > "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
> > news:O2NXyaHjFHA.3148@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:90DC0C74-BEE5-41C8-885B-EAE5733D75BC@microsoft.com...
> >> > I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for
> > these
> >> > updates?
> >> >
> >> > 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
> >> >
> >> > 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
> >> >
> >> > 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
> >> >
> >> > 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard
> >> > (KB831240)
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this one?
> >>
> >> They are all optional updates so they are not needed. They may be needed
> > if
> >> your pc is affected. Read the notes and decide for yourself. If your
> >> software that uses .NET 1.1 is working then you already have it installed
> >> and this should not be showing up. There are some security updates for
> > .NET
> >> 1.1 that are in critical updates and should be installed. If you install
> > any
> >> of these updates make sure to check for critical updates again after
> >> installing the optional updates. AS OE is part of Windows and may be
> > called
> >> from other programs I recommend doing the OE update.
> >>
> >> Kerry
> >>
> >>
> >
>
>
>

Kerry Brown
20-07-2005, 04:23 PM
"Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5EBDA0D2-7428-449D-8DC4-1150F2592B5D@microsoft.com...
>I installed all of them and the .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1. I see no
> problems right now.
>
>

That is to be expected. Your original question was what are they and are
they needed. It sounds like in your case they may not be needed but
installing them shouldn't cause a problem.

Kerry

> "Kerry Brown" wrote:
>
>> "Ted Zieglar" <teddyz@notmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:ueh8fpHjFHA.3316@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> > With all due respect to Kerry, given the level of sophistication I
>> > discern
>> > (perhaps unjustly) in the OP's question, I would have to agree with
>> > Carey
>> > that all these updates should be installed.
>> >
>> > The first update may be needed if the OP wants to use FAST to migrate
>> > to a
>> > 64 bit version of Windows.
>> >
>> > The last three add important improvements to Windows. The .net
>> > framework
>> > is
>> > required by an increasing number of applications and drivers.
>> >
>>
>> With all due respect Ted, Optional means just that optional.
>>
>> If a program or driver needs .NET it is usually installed as part of the
>> program's installation or a link is provided to download it. Personally I
>> do
>> not install it until it is needed. It has some signicant security flaws
>> unless the critical updates are done. The installation doesn't warn you
>> of
>> this. If the OP is as unsophisticated as you say it is unlikely they will
>> be
>> upgrading to 64 bit Windows. So far I have not seen any devices that need
>> HighMAT support.
>>
>> Everyone has their own opinions about Windows Updates. I prefer not to
>> install something until it is needed. It is kind of like the current
>> thread
>> on leaving your pc on 24/7 :-)
>>
>> Kerry
>>
>>
>> > --
>> > Ted Zieglar
>> > "You can do it if you try."
>> >
>> > "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
>> > news:O2NXyaHjFHA.3148@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> >> "Dan" <Dan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:90DC0C74-BEE5-41C8-885B-EAE5733D75BC@microsoft.com...
>> >> > I'm not very selective, so can someone explain what's important for
>> > these
>> >> > updates?
>> >> >
>> >> > 1. Update for Windows XP (KB896344)
>> >> >
>> >> > 2. Cumulative Update for Outlook Express for Windows XP (KB887797)
>> >> >
>> >> > 3. Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1*
>> >> >
>> >> > 4. Update for Windows XP HighMAT Support in CD Writing Wizard
>> >> > (KB831240)
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > *I have a software that needs this one, so should I install this
>> >> > one?
>> >>
>> >> They are all optional updates so they are not needed. They may be
>> >> needed
>> > if
>> >> your pc is affected. Read the notes and decide for yourself. If your
>> >> software that uses .NET 1.1 is working then you already have it
>> >> installed
>> >> and this should not be showing up. There are some security updates for
>> > .NET
>> >> 1.1 that are in critical updates and should be installed. If you
>> >> install
>> > any
>> >> of these updates make sure to check for critical updates again after
>> >> installing the optional updates. AS OE is part of Windows and may be
>> > called
>> >> from other programs I recommend doing the OE update.
>> >>
>> >> Kerry
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
>>
>>

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